Water meters are generally located in the crawlspace or utility room of most older residences. They can also be in the front yard located in a meter pit.
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Contact the Water Department at 406-758-7745.
There are three ways to pay. They are as following:
Yes, you can pay your bill online.
Yes, sewer is based on water usage.
All residential users who do not have separately metered sprinkling services will be charged during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October $2.56 per thousand gallons on the amount of consumption used in excess of the winter average period (November through February).
We attempt to read all water meters monthly. If a reading is unattainable, your usage will be estimated and a note will be sent to the owner requiring our meter techs to maintenance your meter.
Meters are read from left to right, the same as the odometer on an automobile.
There is a shut-off valve located below your meter (see where is my meter?). If this valve is inoperable the City will need to shut off the service at the curb-valve located at the front of the property so you can repair your shut-off valve. Call 406-758-7745 if you need the water turned off while repairs are being made.
Hardware stores usually sell pipe insulation that is inexpensive and easy to install. Meters can be protected by wrapping insulation around them. A blanket can be used as a temporary precaution.